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Turkish Airlines announces new routes, agreement with TSA Pre✓

Staff Writer |
Turkish Airlines launched new direct flights from the Middle East and Germany to key destinations in Turkey.

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Destinations include various cities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, and Germany.

The national flag carrier will launch direct flights between some of the most attractive cities of Turkey such as Bodrum, Antalya and Trabzon and the Middle East, beginning from June 2017.

Turkish Airlines will continue to offer alternative routes to cater to the permanently increasing passenger traffic in this region as it launches direct flights between Kuwait, Riyadh, Dammam, Al Qassim, Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Amman and some domestic destinations of Turkey.

Turkish Airlines has added another feature to its global offerings through its new agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Members of a Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler program may now experience TSA Pre✓ expedited screening at airport security checkpoints in the United States.

Light jackets, shoes, and belts may remain on. In TSA Pre✓ lanes, laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids remain in carryon bags. Children 12 and under accompanying a parent or guardian with TSA Pre✓ also receive expedited screening. In April 2017, 97% of TSA Pre✓ passengers waited for less than 5 minutes.

TSA Pre✓ screening is available to members of Global Entry and the TSA Precheck Application Program.

TSA Pre✓ screening is also available to U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents enrolled in NEXUS or SENTRI, and to Canadian citizens enrolled in NEXU

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